FaceTime??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jimmy007, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jimmy007 macrumors newbie

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    I tried doing FaceTime for the first time yesterday and it opened a pop-up saying I need to do it via wireless or activate cellular data (and to call AT&T or go to the website and activate the data). But didn't see an option on the website. I'm currently on a 2gb plan...do I need to be on a diff plan to be able to use FaceTime??

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    It's an IP5 btw and I've never owned a phone before that had a front camera/vchat capability...
     
  2. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    ATT blocked the capability on all but Mobile Share plans. It was a dick move. I'm moving to Verizon because of it.
     
  3. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    You may have to change data plans. Call AT&T to see if you do.
     
  4. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    yea u may need to get a 'mobile share' plan in order to use FaceTime over AT&T's network. You do not need to move to that plan if you are just trying to use FaceTime over Wi-Fi, however.
     
  5. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Not the biggest deal for me as I barely use Facetime, but its still a nasty business decision.
     
  6. StephenAndrew macrumors member

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    Yeah, I was excited to be able to use facetime over cellular - only to realize I'd have to give up my individual unlimited data plan and pay more/get less with a shared data plan that I have no use for. Way to punish a loyal customer in good tenure for no reason other than to squeeze more money out of me. Dick move, ATT.
     
  7. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. AT&T expects you to share data with yourself even if you own only one device. It's the most ridiculous plan I've ever heard of.
     
  8. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Can't wait to jailbreak and facetime anytime I want again so I can give a big FU to att.
     
  9. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, there is currently an FCC Complaint investigation about this very issue. Not holding my breath...:rolleyes:
     
  10. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that was going to be an issue initially. However, we rarely use FaceTime. When we do, it is usually in a place where wi-fi is available.
     
  11. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I'm on Sprint, what is a Shared Plan exactly?
     
  12. StephenAndrew macrumors member

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    A shared plan is where you have a lump of data (6GB, for example) that's shared among several devices, whether it be an iphone and an ipad - or you, your wife's, and your kids' phones.
     

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